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Request for new HTML standard - Combobox control

From: Jochen Wezel - CompuMaster GmbH <jwezel@compumaster.de>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 10:03:01 +0100
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To: <public-evangelist@w3.org>

I'd like to request some improvements for the combobox control in HTML

1. The style should be customizable, e. g. the border type and color and
the arrow element
	via CSS: the normal possibilities (see e. g. normal textbox)
	via HTML attribute: <select border="1" bordercolor="blue"
2. There should be multi-column support as it is e. g. in Microsoft
Access' dropdown boxes
3. There should be support for free text input and autoselect of
predefined values; configurable should also be the property to allow
free text or only selection of predefined values
4. In a long list of elements, pressing key "G" and then "e" should not
go to first element beginning with "G" and then to first element
beginning with "e"; it should select the first element beginning with
"Ge" - I expect this as normal behaviour in a modern GUI.

Best Regards
Jochen Wezel
Received on Monday, 12 March 2007 04:16:22 UTC

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